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Major News and Events of 24 August 2014

What Happened on 24 August 2014

Apple is replacing batteries of iPhone 5 for free

In case you recharge your Apple iPhone 5 battery very frequently then it might be a good news for you. Apple is replacing these problematic batteries of some selected and a small percentage of iPhone 5 for free. The phone units sold between September of 2012 and January of 2013 are reported to have such defects and eligible for free replacement. To find out if your phone is eligible log into Apple's support site and enter your phone's serial number.

Telugu Titans defeated Patna Pirates by 3 points – Pro-Kabaddi League

Telugu Titans and Patna Pirates played an interesting match of Pro Kabaddi League at the Sawai Mansingh Indoor Stadium, Jaipur. Both the teams played very well but Telugu Titans was slightly better with their attacking best. Rahul Chaudhari and Deepak Niwas Hooda displayed a wonderful game by backing each other. It defeated Patna by 3 points.

Second arrest in connection with Saradha scam

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested Kolkata businessman Sandhir Agarwal after interrogation related to the Saradha scam. The is a second arrest in a week's time in connection with the the multi-crore rupee scam in West Bengal. On Wednesday, East Bengal Football Club official Debabrata Sarkar was arrested by the CBI. Sudipta Sen on April 2013 wrote a letter to the CBI stating the names of Sarkar and his confederates including Agarwal for taking more than Rs 40 crore from him to conceal the investigation carried out by market regulator SEBI.

Sankaranarayanan appointed as a new governor of Mizoram

K. Sankaranarayanan, the governor of Maharashtra has now been appointed as the Mizoram governor up to the end of his term. In the meanwhile, till any regular arrangements, Gujarat Governor Om Prakash Kohli will look after the related matters in Maharashtra. Sankaranarayanan replaced Kamla Beniwal who was sacked Aug 7 for misusing the governor's office.

BJP leader writes to PM for constructing Ram temple

The BJP leader Subramanian Swamy wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi giving suggestions to construct Ram temple in Ayodhya. The letter has been published in RSS mouthpiece "Organiser". He suggested six steps which are required to be taken by 2016 to construct Ram temple. He also mentioned to offer an alternative site "Babri Masjid muthwali" for a mosque. In its 2014 manifesto the BJP has promised to construct Ram temple if legal.

Pakistan Rangers continue firing in Jammu district

The Pakistan Rangers continued firing at the Border Security Force (BSF) posts and villages located in R.S. Pura and Arnia areas close to border with long range weapons in Jammu district. Rangers started firing at 10 p.m. and continued it at regular interval of time during the night. They targeted 12 BSF outposts in R.S.Pura and 10 in Arnia sectors. BSF troops are striking back. About 1000 villagers have been moved to a safer place as per media report.

Indian Army is prepared to respond to firing by Pakistan

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said that the Indian Army will act in regard to ceasefire violations by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir. He pointed out the killing of civilians during Pakistani firing in the border areas of Jammu and Kashmir. The killing during peace is further wrong. The minister said that the Indian Army is fully prepared and will definitely respond to such violations but detailed information is still awaited. The defence ministry is in the process of gathering information pertaining to the recent violation of the 2003 ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir.

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